The previous two days it had been raining almost non-stop in Deadwood, but at last the sun was out again. Jon wasn't feeling to good so he decided to stay in his warm bed, must have been that extra tot of rum - again! Although the skies were clear it was literally freezing cold. What I thought was condensation on my bike screen turned out to be ice. Wrapped up well I headed out planning to get to the Crazy Horse Memorial just as it opened at 7am. The ride down was very picturesque although I did not care much for the company I had of deer running out in front of me three times!
The Crazy Horse Memorial (http://crazyhorsememorial.org) is a mountain monument complex that is still under construction having been started by the sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski in 1948. When, and if it gets completed it will become the largest sculpture in the world.
Crazy Horse was a native American war leader of the Lakota Tribe famous for The Battle of Little Big Horn in June 1876. He and his people fought the Federal Government for encroachments on their territories.